This poster introduces the concept of cellular-automata models and presents an application to the case of forest fires. From a statistical perspective, it also discusses similarities with real forest fires. Strong similarities are found regarding the frequency-area statistics, following a power-law distribution in both cases.


Ignasi Puig




Ecological Economics International Meeting

bibliographical reference

Puig Ventosa, I. (2002) Celullar automata models. A useful modelling tool to define environment policy: the case of the forest fires. Ecological Economics International Meeting. Tunis.